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Resource:Brain Research Institute Research Resources

Name: Resource:Brain Research Institute Research Resources
Description: The Research Resources of the Brain Research Institute include 2 brain bank resources at are publicly available to research scientists:

RESOURCE #1: POSTMORTEM HUMAN FROZEN BRAIN TISSUE AND MATCHED CEREBROSPINAL FLUID (CSF) AND BLOOD ARE AVAILABLE FOR SCIENTISTS TO SEARCH FOR ETIPATHOGENESES OF HUMAN DISEASE.

The National Neurological Research Specimen Bank and the Multiple Sclerosis Human Neurospecimen Bank, located at VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center, maintains a collection of quick frozen and formalin fixed postmortem human brain tissue and frozen cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from patients with neurological diseases (including Alzheimer's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, depressive disorder/suicide, epilepsy, Huntington's disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, schizophrenia, stroke/CVA and other less common diseases). Full inventory is available upon request. Diagnoses are documented by clinical medical records and gross/microscopic neuropathology.

Special features of the Bank are as follows:
1). Serial digital images of coronal sections (7 mm thick and obtained before quick freezing) are available for selecting samples to be studied.
2). Microscopic neuropathology is available on each dissected sample and the dissected sample's localization is sketched on the gross coronal section image from which it came.
3). Plaques of demyelination are classified as active, chronic active or inactive, and a shipment includes adjacent normal appearing white and nearby gray matter from the same case (they serve as a type of control).
4). Ice artifact is minimized and it does not interfere with in situ hybridization or in situ PCR or immunocytochemistry.
5). Tissue samples have been used for harvesting enough mRNA for microarray assay plates.
6). CSF cells and cell-free CSF are available pre- and postmortem as is serum, plasma and buffy coats. They are stored quick frozen (full inventory is available upon request).

For further information on tissues/CSF available and how to access them, contact: Wallace W. Tourtellotte, M.D., Ph.D., Neurology Research (127A), VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90073 Telephone:(310) 268_4638 Fax: (310) 268_4638 E-mail: wtourtel at ucla.edu;

RESOURCE #2: ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE BRAIN TISSUE AND CSF

The Neuropathology Laboratory at UCLA Medical Center maintains a bank of frozen, formalin and paraformaldehyde-fixed and paraffin-embedded postmortem human brain tissues and frozen cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from patients who die with Alzheimer's disease and other dementing and degenerative illnesses (including progressive supranuclear palsy, Parkinson's disease, fronto-temporal dementia), as well as control materials removed in a similar fashion from patients who are neurologically normal. Tissues are maintained as part of the NIA-funded Neuropathology Core functions of the UCLA Alzheimer's Disease Center. These tissues/fluids are available as a resource to investigators in any discipline. Pilot studies using the tissues/CSF to examine biomolecules that are of known importance in animal models and suspected significance in human neurodegenerative conditions are particularly encouraged. Every attempt will be made to provide research materials for worthwhile projects in a timely fashion. For further information on tissues/CSF available and how to access them, contact:

Dr. Harry Vinters, Section of Neuropathology, UCLA Medical Center, CHS 18-170, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1732 Phone: 310-825-6191 Fax: 310-206-829 E-mail: hvinters at mednet.ucla.edu
Abbreviation: BRI Research Resources
Is part of: Resource:Brain Research Institute
Supporting Agency: NINDS, NIMH, Resource:National MS Society, United States Department of Veterans Affairs, (Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Healthcare Center), NIA
Has role: Brain bank, Biomaterial supply resource, Data resource, Image
Super-category: Resource
URL: http://www.bri.ucla.edu/bri_research/research_resources.asp
Id: nlx_143996
Related to: Resource:One Mind Biospecimen Bank Listing, US Biobank
Keywords: Postmortem, Brain, Coronal, Brain tissue, Cerebral Spinal Fluid, Blood, Cerebral Spinal Fluid cell, Cell-free Cerebral Spinal Fluid, Serum, Plasma, Buffy coat, Frozen, Formalin fixed, Paraformaldehyde-fixed, Paraffin-embedded, Neurological disease, Alzheimer's disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Depressive Disorder, Suicide, Epilepsy, Huntington's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Schizophrenia, Stroke, Cerebrovascular Accident, Fronto-temporal dementia, Neurologically normal, Coronal section, Control, Clinical data
Organism: Human
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CommentAddress #1:Neurology Research (127A), VA W Address #1:Neurology Research (127A), VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90073 Telephone:(310) 268_4638 Fax: (310) 268_4638 Address #2:Section of Neuropathology, UCLA Medical Center, CHS 18-170, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1732 Phone: 310-825-6191 Fax: 310-206-829 Phone: 310-825-6191 Fax: 310-206-829
CurationStatuscurated  +
DefiningCitationhttp://www.bri.ucla.edu/bri_research/research_resources.asp  +
DefinitionThe Research Resources of the Brain Resear The Research Resources of the Brain Research Institute include 2 brain bank resources at are publicly available to research scientists:

RESOURCE #1: POSTMORTEM HUMAN FROZEN BRAIN TISSUE AND MATCHED CEREBROSPINAL FLUID (CSF) AND BLOOD ARE AVAILABLE FOR SCIENTISTS TO SEARCH FOR ETIPATHOGENESES OF HUMAN DISEASE.

The National Neurological Research Specimen Bank and the Multiple Sclerosis Human Neurospecimen Bank, located at VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center, maintains a collection of quick frozen and formalin fixed postmortem human brain tissue and frozen cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from patients with neurological diseases (including Alzheimer's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, depressive disorder/suicide, epilepsy, Huntington's disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, schizophrenia, stroke/CVA and other less common diseases). Full inventory is available upon request. Diagnoses are documented by clinical medical records and gross/microscopic neuropathology.

Special features of the Bank are as follows:
1). Serial digital images of coronal sections (7 mm thick and obtained before quick freezing) are available for selecting samples to be studied.
2). Microscopic neuropathology is available on each dissected sample and the dissected sample's localization is sketched on the gross coronal section image from which it came.
3). Plaques of demyelination are classified as active, chronic active or inactive, and a shipment includes adjacent normal appearing white and nearby gray matter from the same case (they serve as a type of control).
4). Ice artifact is minimized and it does not interfere with in situ hybridization or in situ PCR or immunocytochemistry.
5). Tissue samples have been used for harvesting enough mRNA for microarray assay plates.
6). CSF cells and cell-free CSF are available pre- and postmortem as is serum, plasma and buffy coats. They are stored quick frozen (full inventory is available upon request).

For further information on tissues/CSF available and how to access them, contact: Wallace W. Tourtellotte, M.D., Ph.D., Neurology Research (127A), VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90073 Telephone:(310) 268_4638 Fax: (310) 268_4638 E-mail: wtourtel at ucla.edu;

RESOURCE #2: ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE BRAIN TISSUE AND CSF

The Neuropathology Laboratory at UCLA Medical Center maintains a bank of frozen, formalin and paraformaldehyde-fixed and paraffin-embedded postmortem human brain tissues and frozen cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from patients who die with Alzheimer's disease and other dementing and degenerative illnesses (including progressive supranuclear palsy, Parkinson's disease, fronto-temporal dementia), as well as control materials removed in a similar fashion from patients who are neurologically normal. Tissues are maintained as part of the NIA-funded Neuropathology Core functions of the UCLA Alzheimer's Disease Center. These tissues/fluids are available as a resource to investigators in any discipline. Pilot studies using the tissues/CSF to examine biomolecules that are of known importance in animal models and suspected significance in human neurodegenerative conditions are particularly encouraged. Every attempt will be made to provide research materials for worthwhile projects in a timely fashion. For further information on tissues/CSF available and how to access them, contact:

Dr. Harry Vinters, Section of Neuropathology, UCLA Medical Center, CHS 18-170, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1732 Phone: 310-825-6191 Fax: 310-206-829 E-mail: hvinters at mednet.ucla.edu
829 E-mail: hvinters at mednet.ucla.edu
ExampleImageBRI Research Resources.PNG  +
Has roleBrain bank  +, Biomaterial supply resource  +, Data resource  +, and Image  +
Idnlx_143996  +
Is part ofResource:Brain Research Institute  +
KeywordsPostmortem  +, Brain  +, Coronal  +, Brain tissue  +, Cerebral Spinal Fluid  +, Blood  +, Cerebral Spinal Fluid cell  +, Cell-free Cerebral Spinal Fluid  +, Serum  +, Plasma  +, Buffy coat  +, Frozen  +, Formalin fixed  +, Paraformaldehyde-fixed  +, Paraffin-embedded  +, Neurological disease  +, Alzheimer's disease  +, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis  +, Depressive Disorder  +, Suicide  +, Epilepsy  +, Huntington's disease  +, Multiple Sclerosis  +, Parkinson's disease  +, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy  +, Schizophrenia  +, Stroke  +, Cerebrovascular Accident  +, Fronto-temporal dementia  +, Neurologically normal  +, Coronal section  +, Control  +, and Clinical data  +
LabelResource:Brain Research Institute Research Resources  +
ModifiedDate26 May 2012  +
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RelatedToResource:One Mind Biospecimen Bank Listing  +, and US Biobank  +
SpeciesHuman  +
SuperCategoryResource  +
Supporting AgencyNINDS  +, NIMH  +, Resource:National MS Society  +, United States Department of Veterans Affairs  +, (Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Healthcare Center)  +, and NIA  +